Builder appointed for 24-acre Barnsley logistic site

Firethorn's Bansley340 site
Firethorn's 24-acre Barnsley340 logistics site.

St Albans-based Glencar Construction has been contracted to build a 24-acre logistics site near Barnsley for Firethorn Trust.

Work on the site, near Junction 36 of the M1, is due to start later this year and be completed by the second quarter of 2023.

Barnsley340 will include 320,000 square feet of Grade A logistics accommodation together and 20,000 square feet of office space. It aims to earn the BREEAM “Excellent” rating, and be net-zero carbon in construction.

Pete Goodman, Glencar managing director for the Midlands and North, said, “Glencar prides itself on solid partnerships and has built its business on the basis of long-term, mutually successful relationships with our customers. We are therefore delighted to receive our third project instruction to date from Firethorn following other recent appointments in Erith and Peterborough.

“We look forward to getting started on this project and delivering a first class outcome to the net zero in construction benchmark specification which is rapidly becoming the new norm in the sector.”

Firethorn develo0pment director Paul Martin said, “As the market continues to experience pent-up demand for modern logistics space, and the region benefits from ongoing inward investment, we are confident that the Firethorn specification will unlock the full potential of the site, bringing wider economic and employee benefits into the area.”